RE: Hard Tissue Committee

From:Hermina Borgerink


Yes, $40.00 may represent a sacrifice for some people.  However, the $40.00 does more than just provide membership to NSH and its various other committees, including Hard Tissue.  It provides a wealth of knowledge through the quarterly publication of the Journal of Histotechnology, a journal that is uniquely written for histotechs and keeps Histology labs abreast of the most recent innovations and technologies.  I don't know if membership fees increase outside of the United States, but by going to the NSH website you could probably request that information on line.

The Hard Tissue Committee is comprised of a world-wide membership, and includes some of the most knowledgeable minds in the field of mineralized and demineralized bone.  As the Editor of a quarterly publication called the Hard Times Communiqué, I have had and continue to have, the privilege of tapping into the collective knowledge and expertise of this body of "giants" , which is reflected in the "newsletter" and which is freely shared with all the membership.

So, $40.00 may seem like a lot, but it is not really when  you keep in mind that you cannot put a price on knowledge.  It is priceless.

Hermina Borgerink, BA, HTL(ASCP)IHQ
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Dept. of Pathology
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-1538 

-----Original Message-----
From: louise renton [] 
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 4:42 AM
Subject: Re: Hard Tissue Committee

yes, but is this forum freely available to non-americans? $40 represents a 
lot of money for some if you take the various exchange rates into=20

Louise Renton
Bone Research Unit
South Africa
Tel & fax +27 11 717 2298
"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana"

----Original Message Follows----
From: Cathy Mayton 
To: Histonet 
Subject: Hard Tissue Committee
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 07:15:52 -0700

Dear Sargent Bernard,

There is such a committee dedicated to hard tissue.  I founded the committee 
in 1989 and the committee is "dedicted to helping those around the world".  
Are you a member of the National Society for Histotechnology ?  If so, then 
you can also become a member of the Hard Tissue Committee (HTC)  which a 
sub-committee of the Veterinary Industrial Research (VIR) committee.  Not a 
member? Then go to and join.  The membership dues are only 
$40/year.  You will receive the Journal of Histotechnology and NSH in Action 
plus many other benefits.  Vicky Kalscheur is the current HTC Chair.  So 
once you join NSH, contact Vicky and she can put you on the mailing list of 
the HTC.  Vicky wrote about the HTC in the last issue of NSH in Action.

So there you go...........take the ball and run with it.  The wheel does not 
have to be reinvented.  As I mentioned to you in prior emails, there was a 
plethora of papers written in the Journal of Histotechnology during the 
1990's.  Plenty of reading to get you easily up to speed.

Best regards,
"Quality Histology with a Personal Touch"

A GLP Compliant Laboratory

Cathy A. Mayton
Wasatch Histo Consultants, Inc.

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